2015 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

July 31, 2015 by | News

Last night, the finalists for the 2015 Student Academy Awards were announced, and we’re proud to say that Dodge College has THREE films in the running! In the Alternative category, Daniel Drummond (BA/Digital Arts ’14) was nominated for his film Chiaroscuro. In the Animation category, Jack Anderson (BA/Digital Arts ’14) was nominated for Wire Cutters and

Mark Miller: The Master of Horror’s Right Hand Man

July 24, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Mark Miller (BFA/Film Production ’06) has an awesome job. So awesome, in fact, that I don’t think it’s fair to say that it is a job. It’s more like “fun.” Mark Miller gets paid to have fun. Miller is the Vice President of Seraphim Inc., better known to horror fans as the production company of

Alum Rebecca Kirsch Talks About Writing For TV

July 21, 2015 by Brian Hamiliton | Beyond Dodge

When alumnus Rebecca Kirsch (BA/ Film and Television ’05) came to campus a few weeks ago to talk with students in Jim Macak’s Seminar in TV Writing class, I was reminded of an article Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) wrote about artists who ‘hide their brushstrokes.’ “It’s easy to look at a finished product and be

Film Aims To Educate on California Drought

July 14, 2015 by Sam Furie | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sam Furie (BFA/Creative Producing ’16) is a passionate individual. When he first emailed us about his film, we could tell this was a subject that was near to his heart. He, and a group of other Chapman students, are making a documentary about the California Drought, one of the worst droughts in history.

Alum Looks to The Shadows to Uncover Hidden World

July 10, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Every student walks away from Dodge College with, not only the technical skills to pursue the careers they want, but with unspoken, more personal feelings. “Dodge College instilled in me a sense of unbridled optimism, matched with what felt like limitless opportunity to create,” said Andrew M. Davis (BFA/Film Production ’07). “Since graduating, one of

A Brief History of the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company

July 6, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

When you’re standing on the grounds of Dodge College, not only are you on the site of filmmaking history, but history in general as well. Marion Knott Studios was constructed on the site of the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company, the largest industrial plant in Orange during the 1930s. The company, one of the community’s

In Memoriam: Julie Kirkham

June 18, 2015 by Bob Bassett | News

Dear colleagues: It is with a heavy heart that I write to share with you that there has been a death in the Dodge College family; Julie Kirkham passed away last Wednesday morning. Her partner, Elliott Lewitt, wrote “We’re devastated by the loss of our smart, passionate, fierce, kind-hearted red head.” With over 30 years

Intel Says Dodge Is On Leading Edge Of Movies

June 8, 2015 by | Film Production

Intel recently published an article about Dodge College is on the forefront of the digital movie-making age. They praised us for keeping up with technology, and using on-the-go powerhouse work stations to help students capture things they need on location, as opposed to being stuck on a sound stage. From the article: The film production

Digital Arts Thesis Screening Gallery

June 3, 2015 by | Events

Though it’s been a few weeks since graduation, we’re still sorting through all the things that have happened at the end of the year. A lot has been going on! For example, the Digital Arts Thesis Screenings took place just before graduation weekend, and Bill Kroyer put on quite the show. I mean, come on.